Avoid Brain Drain!
Studies have shown that students can lose 2 months of knowledge and growth from the school year through inactivity over the summer. Reading, using knowledge, and gaining new knowledge can help reduce that, or actually cause summer gains. The district’s reading lists are up on our school website already. As for other topics, consider checking out Khan Academy, specialized youtube channels, iTunes U, or a mooc or two.
Below, I’ve included some upcoming moocs you may find interesting. At the very bottom of the post, I’ve included a table of a variety of free online courses and content. Do something to stimulate your brain this summer.
Paradoxes of War, Advanced Competitive Strategy, Intro to Finance, Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Foundations of Psych, Food Nutrition & Your Health, Mining Engineering
Creative Coding, Forensic Psychology, Preparing for Uni
Inside the FIFA World Cup, Thinking Like a Writer, Math Refresh w/ College Tips
Some cool stuff to check out:
A real life dropper tool; a pen that lets you steal colors in real life.
Graphene; the new super cool material
Super conductive, super strong, and super flexible- and could create a new wave of tech
Old, but still cool:
Best map ever made of America’s Racial Segregation
Just a really beautiful map, and interesting too; some tech went into creating it too
Some concerning stuff to check out:
Extinction Rates soar to 1000x normal rate
These numbers are a big increase from the previous estimates…
And with that concerning info about how much time we spend looking at digital screens, here’s a vast number of providers of free online courses you can check out…
More MOOC-ish Resources
|Third Party Platforms|
|Platforms by Schools|
OU of Israel
|Earning College Credit
|Specifically for Educators|
|Adobe Edu Exch||NMC Academy|